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    Default Anyone near Fort Smith AR know this Glastron CV-23?

    http://fortsmith.craigslist.org/boa/1819469638.html

    I'm meeting him tomorrow to look at it. Anything I should be aware of? Any areas in particular I should look closely at on this model?

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    Look for rotted flooring or seat frames. Soft floor is a bad sign of rott underneath.

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    That is what I am afraid of. He says there is a small soft spot in front of the rear seat. I'm thinking that small soft spot means a whole new floor, stringers and transom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    That is what I am afraid of. He says there is a small soft spot in front of the rear seat. I'm thinking that small soft spot means a whole new floor, stringers and transom.
    You may get lucky. My old Miller had a good sized soft spot in the subfloor, but the stringers, bulkhead, and transom were still solid. Stringers were swiss cheesed from mounting different things over time, but solid.
    Good luck!

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    That is encouraging. He says the rest of the wood is all solid. The wife really likes it.It still has the white fur in the cuddy cabin. :PIMP:

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    This CV-23 was built at the Glastron Carlson plant in Anaheim, California on Grove Street. The bottom on the CV-23 was very good -- fast for its size and rode well. At this age, the floor might be questionable, but I'd doubt if the stringers or transom are a problem. Art Carlson was a stickler for using top quality materials and the production quality control was well above average. And the cabin headliner was known as "fun fur." If the engine and pump are in okay shape, $3500 sounds like a pretty good price.

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    Good info Bob. The "Fun Fur" is still intact in the cabin area. I was on the fence about the 3 hour drive to look at it last night. I'm felling more confident about it this morning. I'll be leaving soon.

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    needs a starter, don't buy it unless it's water tested by you. all bets are off if you don't water trest prior to purchase. jmo
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    Starter has already been replaced. We are going to lake test it.

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    its a Bond boat, from the movie Moonraker. movie version is a hard top though (Q modified of course). hang glider sold separately!

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    Just got back from looking at it. I passed on it. I think the boat is a candidate for restoration, I am just not the person to do it. The biggest concern I had was water in the oil.

    The good, it started right up, It is all original, Other than the floor the wood looks OK for the most part.

    The bad, Worst case motor may need a rebuild, interior needs a rebuild, pump may need a rebuild.

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